Lynx Aurora 16-HD

16-channel 24-bit/192kHz A/D D/A Converter with LT-HD Card for Pro Tools|HD Preinstalled
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Some of the best A/D conversion available!

With Aurora, Lynx continues to be a leader in the world of digital audio. The Aurora A/D converters from Lynx Studio Technology provides unprecedented quality and control in 1U eight and sixteen channel models. The Aurora 8 and Aurora 16 feature 192kHz analog to digital and digital to analog conversion with front panel control of all routing and sample rate options. The rear panel has Clock and MIDI I/O connectors and an LSlot bay, for the optional use of ADAT and other audio interfaces. For excellent conversion quality, the Aurora 16 is your choice!

Lynx Aurora 16 at a Glance:
  • I/O
  • Front Panel Controls
  • On-board 32-channel Mixer
  • LSlot for Expansion
  • SynchroLock Jitter Reduction
  • DB-25 Connectors
I/O

Aurora provides professional I/O interfaces for ease of installation in most studios and live sound applications. The analog I/O is electronically balanced and supports both +4dBU and -10dBV nominal levels. The AES digital I/O is transformer coupled and is capable of driving 500 feet of cable at 192kHz. Both dual and single-wire AES channel modes are supported.

Front Panel Controls

Aurora's ergonomically designed front panel provides easy access to important controls and signal status. Unique to this product class, Aurora also offers extensive remote control capability. All front panel features as well as other low-level options can be controlled from the Lynx AES16 digital interface card on Windows and Macintosh platforms; a Pocket PC or laptop via infrared; MIDI; or an LSlot interface card. Multiple remote set-up configurations can be stored and recalled.

On-board 32-channel Mixer

The on-board 32-channel digital mixer provides extensive routing and mixing options. Acting as a powerful patch bay style digital router, Aurora can easily route signals between analog and digital inputs on a channel-by-channel basis. Mixing capability on each output also provides flexible zero latency monitoring.

LSlot for Expansion

The LSlot expansion port accepts cards that provide compatibility with current and emerging digital interface standards, including ADAT and others.

SynchroLock Jitter Reduction

Lynx's proprietary SynchroLock jitter reduction technology, from the AES16, is also included. This LYNX-exclusive feature provides extreme jitter reduction of up to 3000:1, allowing Aurora to output an extremely clean clock output for driving the digital audio system.

DB-25 Connectors

All analog and digital connections use DB-25 connectors with industry standard pin-outs which are compatible with off-the-shelf cables Lynx as well as from manufacturers such as ProCo, Hosa, and others.

Lynx Aurora 16 Features:
  • Special Bundle includes the LT-HD card preinstalled
  • Aurora 16: Simultaneous 16-channel Analog I/O and 16-channel AES/EBU I/O
  • 24-bit/192kHz Mastering Quality A/D and D/A conversion
  • 192kHz AES/EBU I/O Supporting Single and Dual Wire Modes
  • Single Rack Space Configuration
  • Extensive Remote Control Capability via Lynx AES16, IrDA and MIDI
  • LSlot Expansion Slot for FireWire, ADAT, Pro Tools|HD and Future Interface Options
  • On-board Digital Mixer Provides Flexible I/O Routing
  • Word clock I/O with Lynx SynchroLock Jitter Reduction Technology
Lynx Aurora 16 - 16 channels of premium A/D D/A conversion!

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Tech Specs

Channels 16
A to D Yes
D to A Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 2 x DB25
Analog Outputs 2 x DB25
Digital Inputs 2 x DB25 (AES/EBU)
Digital Outputs 2 x DB25 (AES/EBU)
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock
Clock Outputs 1 x Word Clock
MIDI I/O In/Out
Expansion Slots One expansion slot (ships with LT-HD expansion card preinstalled)
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 9"
Width 19"
Weight 12 lbs. shipping weight
Manufacturer Part Number LYN-AUR16HD-RTL-115-G

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A sweet converter!

I've got 8 of them so I guess you could say I like them. Despite their cost effectiveness, the Auroras continue to win converter shoot-outs. And the company and tech support are responsive and top notch.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Record Producer
See also: A/D Converters, Lynx, Lynx AD/DA Converters, Lynx Misc Digital Converters